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    November 7, 2012
    4:30 - 5:00am PST  

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campaign president obama won re- election to a second term as president last night. good morning, everybody. it is wednesday, the election is over. it's november 7. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 4:30. we're going to get to all things politics but first, let's check the weather across the bay area. lawrence. >> so much for the heat wave. it's all gone now. the fog swept in and we could see some rain in the next couple of days. of course much cooler temperatures. we'll talk about that coming up. >> a lot of overnight roadwork out there we'll break it down and foggy conditions this morning. check out this live camera across the golden gate bridge. we'll show you where visibility could be an issue coming up. "timesaver traffic" just a few minutes away. our economy is recovering. a decade of war is ending. [ applause and cheers ] >> a long campaign is now over.
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[ applause and cheers ] >> president barack obama with his late-night victory speech in chicago last night. mr. obama says he is hoping to work with republicans now to solve the nation's problems. >> obama says he wants to meet with rival mitt romney to talk about working together. cbs reporter bigad shaban is in chicago reporting that the president won a number of key battleground states. reporter: the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the white house [ applause and cheers ] >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. [ applause and cheers ] >> you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> reporter: the president won almost all of the battleground states giving him a decisive electoral college victory. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: governor romney congratulated the president.
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the republican challenger says he gave everything he had to this campaign. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> reporter: with the votes counted the two candidates who clashed on so many issues found common ground. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> reporter: and the president said he believes the country cab come together. >> despite all the hardship we have been through, despite all the frustrations of washington, i have never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: president obama returns to the white house this afternoon. bigad shaban, cbs news, chicago. and here's a look at the
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popular vote at this point. president obama has slightly over 50%, almost 2.5 million more votes than romney. the republican challenger led much of the night but the president pulled ahead as more votes were tallied on the west coast. but, of course, it's the electoral vote that counts and that's where the president has a solid 303-206 edge. of course 270 electoral votes were needed to win. here's a map of all the states. electoral votes in the blue states went to president obama, the red states are romney's. and once again, florida in the yellow there is the odd state out with the vote still too close to call. it is 4733 now. governor brown with one of his political fights. voters passed his ballot measure calling for higher taxes prop 30. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec explains what prop 30 means for california taxpayers.
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good morning, anne. reporter: this is probably the headliner in state politics, proposition 30. it was called very early this morning that prop 30 did pass. in the end, 54% of californians voted to raise their own taxes. but almost 4.5 million voters said yes to prop 30. the nos 46% of the vote, less than 4 million people voted no on prop. people who earn more than $250,000 a year will pay higher taxes for seven years and that tax increase will be retroactive to the beginning of this year. now, all of us will be paying more sales tax a quarter cent for four years. that boils down to paying about a penny more for every $4 you spend. now, funding for schools was the deciding factor for a lot of voters here. governor brown had threatened to cut $6 billion from schools and colleges if prop 30 didn't pass. in fact, this year's budget assumes that prop 30 would pass. the additional money that's
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about to come in will help balance the state budget through 2019. >> well, here we have. we have the vote of the people. a state has to exist, let's raise our taxes for our kids, for our schools, for our california dream. [ applause and cheers ] >> >> reporter: opponents of prop 30 spent as much as $53 million to defoot the initiative saying sacramento lawmakers should not get more of our money because they have proven wasteful in the past. unions and democratic advocates spent nearly $70 million on the yes on 30 campaign. so a lot of money poured into it and there was certainly a partisan feel to this measure, strong support in coastal counties like san francisco where voters approved it by a 3:1 margin. but it was defeated in more conservative areas like the central valley. frank and michelle? >> thank you. voters rejected another ballot measure that would raise taxes for california schools. the biggest backer of prop 38
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was civil rights attorney molly munger. supporters say she made public schools a priority for sacramento. she conceded last night. >> and we shouldn't be looking back at how this campaign was between 30 and 38 and what the governor did or didn't do or whether it was the right thing to do. let's just put that all behind us now and let's move forward. >> munger spent at least $20 million on the yes on 38 campaign. california voters appeared to be rejecting an initiative that would have abolished the state's death penalty here. at last check, prop 34 trailed by about 6%. the ballot measure would have wiped out the largest death row in the country. but despite prop 34's apparent defeat, some death penalty opponents see the initiative as the beginning of a larger movement. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran outside san quentin state prison with more on the growing conversation now about capital punishment. good morning, cate. reporter: i want to make some notes here. this is the first statewide vote on the issue since 1978.
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so basically prop 34 marked also the first opportunity in three decades for californians to decide to keep it. now, the ballot measure would have repealed the death penalty and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. that would mean the current 727 inmates in california on death row would have had their sentences converted. >> but i also think it's important to know that we have had a robust discussion about the death penalty in this state and that even -- that our polling has shown that more and more people favor replacing the death penalty as they understand the issue. >> reporter: now, those against the measure say the death penalty should stay intact for the states with the most heinous killers but those who support the repeal say it would save the state millions of dollars a year, especially when the state is facing a budget crunch. now, since the death penalty
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was restored in 1978, california has executed about 13 inmates. live in san quentin, cate caugiran, cbs 5. 69% of californians did vote in favor of prop 36, which allows for shorter sentences for some offenders convicted under the "three strikes" law. the measure requires that offenders be convicted of three equally violent and serious felonies to receive an automatic 25-year to life sentence. 4:38. in the headlines this morning, "san francisco chronicle" says it's obama. and, of course, it has the first family on the front. >> this is the "new york times." just pretty simple. it's obama's night. i think that's -- i saw some of the headlines on some of the earlier news programs. pretty much one-linersk it's over, obama wins, that kind of thing. and he won handily. >> let's check the weather. >> we're in for a big change. >> it should have said it's obama's night and lawrence was
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right. [ laughter ] >> it rhymes. [ laughter ] >> at least. hey, folks. sorry we waking up to some much cooler -- so we are waking up to some much cooler weather. so much for the heat, it's gone. low clouds and fog have swept onshore. some dense fog out toward the coastline. and even a little mist and drizzle so the roads may be a little slick. now, of the temperatures outside, we have some of that fog into the bay, as well. some clouds into san jose, 57 degrees. 51 in santa rosa. 54 degrees and cloudy skies into san francisco. these temperatures really taking a nosedive today. yesterday, we had some 70s and mid-80s again. but that sea breeze kicking in these numbers are going to drop about 9 to 15 degrees from yesterday's highs. if you think today is cool, just wait until tomorrow. we are going to throw in some rain too. we'll have more on that coming up. l have more on that coming but right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> could have an interesting morning commute. right now, though, things are quiet. if you are heading into san francisco, from the east bay, this is a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. obviously no metering lights,
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still before 5:00 this morning. everything is cruising all the way across the upper deck. let's go to our other live traffic cameras. chp issued a travel advisory a few hours ago on the golden gate bridge. they say that fog is an issue and you can see it in our traffic camera this morning. limited visibility and they say it's on all the approaches, as well. so just a heads up if you are traveling through marin county this morning close to sausalito. this is what it looks like. you can see all that thick fog once again all along your 101 ride and it's along the coast, as well. elsewhere, roadwork eastbound lanes of highway 4 at loveridge we have that full freeway closure, detours are in place. coming up, a check of mass transit. back to you guys. >> thank you. now checking a key race in the south bay, rose herrera holds on to her city council seat in san jose. she represents district 8 in the evergreen area. herrera leads challenger jimmy nguyen by 55-45%. i'm len ramirez in san jose
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at the celebration for rose herrera. city council member rose herrera was re-elected tonight defeating challenger and newcomer jimmy nguyen. what does it mean for san jose? it means that pension reform plans will move forward. in san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5. >> obviously they are celebrating there. the ballot measure that would have stopped payroll deductions for political campaigns failed 56% of voters rejecting prop 32. so-called paycheck protection initiative. unions in california rallied against the measure. they claimed it would have robbed them of their political power. 4:41. san jose voters appear to be embracing a minimum wage tax hike. we'll have that and the results plus much morning coming up right after the break. stay with us.
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reported at the two-story he on merion drive just a people are displaced this morning after a fire tore through a house in newark. the incident was reported at the two-story home on marian drive just after 2:00 this morning. fire crews had the flames under control within an hour. alameda county fire says there were no injuries, no word on the cause of the fire. new york city is warning people in low-lying areas to get out with a new storm on the way. a nor'easter is expected to hit later today meaning strong winds and heavy rains in areas still recovering from hurricane sandy. airlines have canceled flights at the three major airports. the slowdown could slow down the effort to restore power to the more than 1 million people without power. those guys really need a break. >> it's a week-plus and that storm is working its way there. well, i guess you played nostradamus and said obama would win and now -- >> there's big changes in the weather. what a change from yesterday. we have temperatures in the 70s and 80s again but looks like
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things are going to be much different outside for today. the low clouds and fog have swept back onshore but the sea breeze, we have foggy conditions and mist at the coastline, cloudy in parts of the bay and patchy fog in the valleys temperatures in the 50s. this afternoon numbers going down. 60s maybe low 70s well inland but we are going to see lingering clouds especially at the coastline. and it looks like that heat wave now is a memory. low makes its way into the coastline. the ridge sliding east and the system will come into the bay area bringing with it a chance of rain and much cooler temperatures as we head in toward tomorrow. let's see if we can time it out. starting out with some low clouds and fog this morning on and off today. high clouds tomorrow. then storm clouds move in the middle of the day and showers develop in the bay area. so things becoming a lull unsettled and possibly wet and not only into thursday but looks like a chance of more rain into friday, as well. so with that in mind, we have
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some big changes coming in our direction. not bad temperatures in the valleys. mid-70s in sacramento, 81 fresno, 71 yosemite. around the bay today much cooler. 70 in san jose. about 62 degrees in pacifica. just the other day they were look at 70s and some 80s. east bay temperatures up into the 70s in many spots well inland to about 72 in livermore, 71 napa valley and 68 degrees in vallejo. the north bay 70 degrees in santa rosa, 61 bodega bay and 64 in san francisco. next couple of days, a return to some unsettled weather, cold enough, we're looking at snow levels in the sierra nevada down to 2500 to 3,000 feet. we could see a light dusting of snow on our mountaintops, drier weather on the weekend. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> on the dublin interchange, westbound 580 traffic, looks clear across this stretch. and yeah, the drive time is 15 minutes right now from the altamont pass out towards the
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dublin interchange. we'll show you where it's starting to get slow and where we still have some areas of overnight roadwork. in fact, we have a full freeway closure eastbound lanes of highway 4 approaching loveridge. so again this is that ongoing roadwork they have been doing in the area westbound highway 4 still delay-free but again give it another half hour or so and we'll likely start to see some backups. then looks good all the way towards pittsburg-bay point and concord area. once again more roadwork coming into san francisco. it's on that connector ramp from northbound 280 to southbound 101. so that ramp should be closed until about 5:00. so hopefully they will reopen that any minute. in the meantime, it's been causing delays overnight for some commuters heading up 280. elsewhere here's a live look outside. a little dark, a little hard to see that northbound traffic in the commute direction but it's about a 15-minute drive time between 238 and the maze. so still in the clear all the way up towards your downtown exit. and fog is really going to be an issue. chp sent out an alert overnight about the golden gate bridge and all the approaches because
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the fog is so thick. visibility is the problem. and you're also going to find roadwork on southbound 101 on sir francis drake down towards sausalito. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." low income workers in san jose are getting a raise. measure d will increase the city's minimum wage by $2 to $10 an hour. they got more than 55% of the votes needed to pass last night. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington joins us with what this means for the city of san jose and she joins us live in san jose now. elissa harrington. >> reporter: what this means is tens of thousands of workers in san jose will get a 25% raise. the measure d does seam to be holding on strong to its lead this morning and if it passes, minimum wage will go from $8 an hour, which is the state's hourly minimum, to $10 an hour. measure d has been a very big issue here ever since some san jose state sociology students came up with the idea. it got the support of labor
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unions and backers raised nearly $300,000 to fight for it. >> 50,000 people in san jose, the tenth larger city in the country, are going to get a raise. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: those against measure d including some business owners worry that if it passes, that will lead to them having to cut jobs, cut hours and might prevent new businesses from wanting to open here. in fact, san jose mayor chuck reed is one of the opponents. there are still quite a few vote-by-mail ballots to count. but at this point, it looks like it could pass at 59%. it needs 55% to go through. in san jose, elissa harrington, cbs 5. and san jose voters have rejected measure e which would have allowed more gaming tables at the city's two casinos. there was no local organized opposition to measure e but some groups outside the city campaigned against it suggesting more gambling could lead to more crime in the city. a late campaign comeback is
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being attributed to the defeat of proposition 37. the measure which would require special labels on genetically engineered food was rejected by 53% of california voters. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook explains why the initiative suddenly lost momentum. reporter: i'm elizabeth cook in whole foods in san mateo on prop 37. now, a month ago yes on 37 was leading in the polls among likely voters by 60%. today they admit they were outspent by their opponents. the no on 37 campaign spent close to $37 million more than their opponents, mentioned that money was spent on ads on television that had been flooding the airwaves leading up to the election. some of the big name companies including monsanto, dow and pepsi-cola contributing to the no on 37 campaign. the yes on 37 campaign say they are not giving up. they are going to target the fda, food manufacturers and other states.
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in san mateo, elizabeth cook, cbs 5. locally, richmond residents resoundingly rejected measure. in an initiative to levy taxes on businesses that sell sugar- sweetened drinks. the soda tax was opposed by two- thirds of voters. the measure would have been the first tax in the nation to specifically target more than 700 brands and products containing added sugar. 4:51. coming up, a big day for social issues. >> which states just approved gay marriage and use of medical marijuana. we'll be right back. at dianne feinstein before cold & flu season, help prevent with lysol disinfectant spray.
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we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america! [ applause and cheers ] >> temperatures expected to be cooler around the area. 60s and 70s. rain coming soon. >> you can fog in the traffic cameras this morning including across the golden gate bridge where it appears to be one of the thickest. you can see some headlights making their way into san francisco. delay-free across the bay bridge and san mateo bridge. full "timesaver traffic" coming up in a few minutes. california voters are sending democrat dianne feinstein back to capitol hill for her fourth term in the u.s. senate. the 79-year-old handily defeated republican elizabeth emken of danville. emken struggled to gain name recognition. she got little help from the republican party which preferred to spend its money in states where its chances were better. the democrats are regaining control of ted kennedy's old
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u.s. senate seat. massachusetts voters elected harvard professor elizabeth warren. she beat republican incumbent scott brown who has served since winning a special election following kennedy's death. checking races for the united states congress, democrat jared huffman holds on to his seat in district 2 in the north bay. he received 70% of the vote to 30% for republican challenger daniel roberts. republican ricky gill of lod was squeezed out by redistricting... ed from pleasanto ckton this run in this district. pete stark of who's been tol hill since 1973, will not be return he >> mcnerney was squeezed out by redistricting so he moved from pleasanton to stockton this year to run in this district. pete stark on capitol hill since 1973 won't return to the house. the 80-year-old has made some controversial comments this year and he lost to eric swalwell a dublin city councilman and alameda county prosecutor. the states of washington
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and colorado approved recreational marijuana use. both states became the first ones in the nation to ever do so. the new laws legalize and regulate production, possession and distribution of cannabis for people 21 and older. a similar measure in oregon was defeated. in maryland and maine, they voted yes on legalizing same- sex marriage ahead of tuesday's election gay marriage was legal in the district of columbia and six states -- vermont, connecticut, iowa, massachusetts, new hampshire and new york. it's 4:56. it's four more years for president barack obama. >> we are going live to chicago where the re-election celebrations continued into the early morning. we'll be right back. i'm live in san jose where we just got the final results for measure d. that's that minimum wage increase. what did voters decide? i'll let you know coming up. ,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald captions by: caption colorado
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comments@captioncolorado.com i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work we have to do and the future of our lives ahead. >> there you go. barack obama wins another four years as president. he will work with a mixed congress with the democrats holding on to the seat and republicans keeping control of the house. good morning, it's wednesday, november 7, the day after election day. i'm michelle griego. >> i know it's over. hard to believe. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is nearly 5:00 on this wednesday. we're going to kick it off with a little weather. we had beautiful early part of the week but i guess changes are blowing in. >> yeah. a lot of things changing. dense fog at the coast. these temperatures today going to be dropping maybe as much as 15 degrees from yesterday's highs and there's some rain in the forecast. we'll have more on that coming up. >> and if you are getting a jump-start on the morning drive, so far gs